Venue Details

51 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Studio
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
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2 reviews
3 stars
Right off blue line stop, hop and a skip from many shops and bars
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Parking is easy and free around the block. Read the signs ok
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"The Fall of the House of Usher"
47 ratings
3.9 average rating
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85 events
35 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 26 2012

Let me start by saying I am not a fan of Halloween nor Mardi Gras.
The play began in high camp. Great fun. Gestures, voice inflection, staging exaggerated. Lighting and sound explosive. I started to get annoyed when Mr. Usher appeared, played...continued

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16 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

We loved the venue (Chopin Theater) and the production values were inventive. The play itself bored us however. The show was only an hour, and still we were looking at our watches. Not a good sign.
We will try another production by The Hypocrites...continued

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52 events
49 reviews
58 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

loved the show great take on poe's story, nice intimate theater, spooky and well acted

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About the Ticket Supplier: The Hypocrites

Their mission, which is ever-evolving to adapt to the growth of their organization, is to make a Theater of Honesty. They define a Theater of Honesty chiefly through two elements of their work: performance and presentation. In performance, their actors shall employ a genuine emotional vulnerability, rather than manufacturing a disconnected, intellectual version of emotion. In presentation, they shall acknowledge their presence in a theater and embrace high theatricality. Through this balance of an unyielding emotional honesty and accepting a concept of "play," they seek to strengthen the connection between artist and audience, enriching their audience's imaginative experience. Ultimately, they aim, perhaps somewhat naively, to spread understanding within society, thereby minimizing cruelty